Review – Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender Bath & Shower Gel + Hand & Body Lotion

I love the scent of Lavender, and how it has such a relaxing and calming effect on me. Even when it comes to Crabtree & Evelyn products, i naturally gravitate towards their Lavender range of products, despite their huge range of scents available. I secretly have other favorite scents from this brand, but today’s review will be about Lavender and specifically, the Bath & Shower Gel and Hand & Body Lotion. I’ve been using Crabtree & Evelyn products for quite some time now, and would like to share my experience with you.

Lavender Bath & Shower Gel (250ml)

Product Information (extracted from
This product contains extracts of lavender, peony, white magnolia and elderflower which helps to condition the skin. Fresh lavender is enhanced with violet, tonka bean, lemon leaf and soft musk.

> Can be used in the bath or shower
> Vegetable base formula gently cleanses
> Free of parabens,  phthaletes, propylene glycol, and mineral oil

My thoughts:
– It is housed in a lightweight, sturdy, squarish press-cap bottle made of plastic. Firstly, i do not appreciate press-cap bottles in general. Though they are sanitary, it is not the most convenient when you need to get the product for use during a shower especially when your hands are all wet and slippery. Secondly, the squarish shape of the bottle does not exactly give a good grip either. Crabtree & Evelyn should seriously reconsider the packaging for this product that i love and will continue using.
– The product comes in a clear, gel form which smells like absolute heaven.
– It is easy to lather, but does not produce heavy foam as you can see in the image above. Generally, i find shower products that produce lots of foam tend to leave my skin dry with that squeaky-clean feeling. That i do not like at all.
– After rinsing the product off, my skin feels smooth and moisturized. And of course i smell like a garden of Lavender 🙂
– Priced at S$35 in Singapore for the 250ml bottle

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Lavender Hand & Body Lotion (250ml)

Before i proceed with the review of this product, i would just like to inform you that this product is no longer on the Crabtree & Evelyn website. I purchased this on my trip to the U.S, and believe it has since been discontinued. They now have a Lavender Body Lotion with packaging that is similar to the bath & shower gel reviewed above, and it comes with a pump. In any case, this review will give you a good idea of what to expect of the aforementioned body lotion, if you’ve not tried the product before. 🙂

My thoughts:
– The hand & body lotion is contained within a lightweight, sturdy, plastic bottle with a pump. The pump makes it so easy to extract the product in a very hygienic fashion. Also if you need more lotion, you don’t have to touch the bottle with your moisturized hands. All you need to do is press the pump.
– Like most lotions, the texture of the product isn’t extremely think/heavy like a cream, and it is easily absorbed into the skin.
– Don’t be fooled by the consistency of this product, it is fairly rich and leaves my hands extremely moisturized with the scent of Lavender lingering on my skin for several hours.
– If you’re looking for something that are specifically for hands that contains a rich formula, you can try the Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Therapy. This is something i usually keep for use in the office where you’re constantly in an air-conditioned environment, and it helps me keep paper cuts at bay too.
– I’d usually use this lotion on my hands and body after my shower, and before i go to bed. Especially for those of us who sleep in air conditioned rooms, the air tends to be dry. This is great for keeping your skin soft and smooth.
– I checked the ingredients listed on the bottle, and this does contain parabens. The new range of lavender products on the website seem to be paraben-free, which probably explains why this product has been discontinued.
– The new Lavender Body Lotion is priced at S$40 for a 245ml bottle.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I hope this was useful to you, thanks for looking! 🙂